Big Kings and some steelhead too!

Sacramento River - Lower - Redding, CA (Shasta County)

Photo Credit: JG Fishing Team

by Jeff Goodwin

The Sacramento River near Anderson is fishing in true fall fashion.  The fall salmon run is winding down with some big fish coming to the boats daily.  We're starting to see some steelhead show up in the mix as well, but the steelhead fishing will improve continuously until December-January.  Drifting roe has still been our #1 technique and will likely remain so until we start fishing for late fall Kings in November and December.  Coleman National Fish Hatchery in Anderson currently has big numbers of fall Kings and Battle Creek is loaded with fish with more to come every day.  It sounds like we will definitley have a big enough return to raise another 12 million fall salmon for the release into the Sacramento River in the spring.  Lets hope we see a good winter and we have some high water events this spring when these young salmon make their journey to the Pacific Ocean. 

Jeff Goodwin is a full time Northern California fishing guide.  He guides year round for salmon, trout, steelhead, Kokanee, and bass on Northern California rivers and lakes. He fishes many bodies of water in the Redding area, but also guides the Sacramento River and Feather River during certain times of the year. Jeff can also be found on the California coast chasing ocean fresh King salmon and steelhead each year. To learn more about the fishing trips Jeff has to offer, please visit Jeff Goodwin's Guide Service.  You can also find him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or please feel free to call him anytime at (707) 616-1905.

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